The Secrets of Bees

Entrance to the Kalamazoo Direct to You history gallery on the 2nd floor of the museum with a Checker Cab on display.
The Secrets of Bees

The Secrets of Bees

June 1 - September 30, 2019

The Secrets of Bees is an informative and interactive exhibit that allows families to learn about the bee population at a time when bees are under serious threat. Through educational videos and hands-on activities, children and adults will discover the many different species of bees and how we can help them continue to coexist in our world.

In the exhibit, visitors can study a plexiglass-covered "observation hive" with a video of bees in action and learn about the production of honey by working in a giant bee hive. Children can dress up as actual honeybees and gather pollen, pack pollen into honey comb, clean the hive, and help care for the Queen bee! They can also wear real beekeeper protective gear and work real wooden hives. Beekeepers can then extract the "honey" and "sell" it at a roadside stand.

This exhibit is created by Imaginarium